In early 2013 a rockfall occurred at the far left-hand end of the Unknown Wall. Although the routes in the Unknown Buttress area are not directly affected, the landowner is concerned about liability should more rock come off. Climbing is thus banned until further notice. The best place for up-to-date information is probably the Climb Bristol facebook page
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This area is the section of cliff below the ramp. It is bounded on the left by the dark, normally vegetated, left-facing corner of "Unknown Gully", and is almost 50m high at this point. To the right, is the awesome arete of "New Horizons", and the area continues onto the front face of the ramp.
The Unknown Buttress is host to one of the gorge's most popular E1s: "M1", as well as the classic test piece "Ladder of Desire" (E3 5c).
From the Sea Walls car park walk left and, instead of up the ramp, continue walking around the base. The Unknown Buttress is now on your right
An awesome route taking the prominent arete on Unknown Buttress as directly as possible. The first pitch is bold at the bottom, but well protected at the overhang, while the second has good gear at the bottom and less for the easy climbing at the top.P1 23m 5.10Start just to the left of the arete, up a slab with horizontal breaks and poor gear. Traverse right where possible, somewhere about mid way up the slab to a ledge just to the right of the arete. Psyche yourself up for some thin moves back...[more]Browse More Classics in International